Half full or half empty? The inspiration of Steve Harvey


Is this glass half-full or half-empty?

Is this glass half-full or half-empty?

When I got out of the shower this morning, Steve Harvey was on the radio. For those of you who listen to 107.5 FM (WBLS) on weekdays, the Steve Harvey Morning Show comes on daily, from 6 to 10 am.   

He starts each show by giving thanks and praise to the Most High, and then goes on to show people how faith in the Most High is the foremost strategy for success. From there, he transitions to inspiration and words of wisdom.

This morning, he talked about how one’s perspective and outlook on life really shapes one’s destiny.  To illustrate this point, he used the example of a cup filled half-way and asked how many of us see the cup (of life) as half full (versus half empty).

For me, a hopeless optimist, the glass is always half full and waiting to be filled to the brim. Regardless of how difficult things, may seem, I try to focus on the positive.  

Anyone who knows me knows that I maintain a happy and cheerful disposition (which belies the cracked and rotting facade underneath, but that’s another story).

When things get tough, I don’t lament my situation, my mind is always coming up with ways of dealing with the adversity with which I may be faced (aka scheming).

There are those, however (and you know who you are), who are hopeless pessimists. The world is against them, and nothing ever goes right. These folks see the cup as half empty.

Whether we accept it or not, perception is often our reality.  So if you see things as positive, even in the bleakest of situations, they are positive.  If you see things negatively, even on the best of days, they are negative.

Back to Steve Harvey. What caught my attention this morning, was the fact that every morning he starts off with inspiration.

No matter what’s happening in the world, his life or on the show, he never fails to give God props, and spread an inspirational message to his millions of listeners.  He’s trying to fill up folks’ cups.

Not for nothing, I had an extra spring in my step this morning. It’s a shitty rainy day here in NJ/NY, so it was no small feat to get me all pepped up – I was literally singing in the rain.

So I’m taking a page from the Steve Harvey playbook. For everyone within the range of my blog, HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Remember, your cup is half full, and soon runneth over.


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2 responses to “Half full or half empty? The inspiration of Steve Harvey

  1. Sonsyrea

    I love his morning inspiration. I’ve been tuning in for at least two years. Yesterday’s morning inspiration was a reminder to thank God for the gazillion small blessings we each get on our way to the humongous blessings we’ve prayed for. This morning he thanked his listeners who keep him inspired with their e-mails of thanks and their gratitude when they see him. Clearly gratitude is a strong currency and strongest when it is flowing both ways. I usually get three or four reminders and points of inspiration when I tune in.

    Stephen, thanks for this forum to share comments on a morning service so many of us enjoy.


  2. vikie

    I agree, steve wakes me up every morning and his inspirational speeches help me to look on the bright side even on a shitty day. Its raining in philly as well, ill just keep fillin my cup!


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